Doe Run Peru Thanks the People of La Oroya for Their Support

Doe Run Peru has thanked the people of the La Oroya, Peru community for their support for the company’s work to address health and environmental concerns in their Andean community.

St. Louis, MO (PRWEB via PR Web Direct) February 11, 2005 -- Doe Run Peru has thanked the people of the La Oroya, Peru community for their support for the company’s work to address health and environmental concerns in their Andean community.

The company issued the following statement on its Web site:
“Doe Run Peru is privileged to have the support of people from all over La Oroya, Peru and the surrounding communities. It is with their support that we are able to extend our commitments beyond the good jobs and economic benefits our operations in La Oroya provide.

“With the support of the people of La Oroya we will continue building on our successes improving the health and environmental conditions in our La Oroya community. Doe Run appreciates and acknowledges that this continuing community support is central to the projects we have developed to build a base of diversified activities that add to the community’s vitality and the economic stability of its residents.”

Here are just a few comments about Doe Run Peru from some of the people of the La Oroya community. To see photos and more comments visit http://www.doerun.com/whatwedo/laoroyafaces.aspx.

“Before Doe Run arrived La Oroya was a forgotten city… With the arrival of Doe Run Peru, we have ongoing support for our children in the areas of hygiene and health; food in the National Dining Hall; and support for us in the cleanup campaigns. Doe Run Peru frequently gives us training so that we can learn about contamination, lead, and all those things.” Rocio Guadalupe Mejía, Coordinator of the Plaza Libertad-Area Hygiene Committee in Old La Oroya. Cleanup campaign.

“I would like to thank Doe Run Peru for having let me be a part of this successful program and be a leader in my community, where I am putting everything I learned into practice. I also congratulate the Company for having carried out various activities for the environment, such as the PAMA (environmental improvement program), which is changing people’s perception of La Oroya and the city’s landscape.” Rosa Núñez de la Cruz from the Community of La Oroya, a former member of the Youth Work Training Program.

“I encourage Doe Run Peru’s investors to continue working; it has implemented many important initiatives in many peasant communities and in different parts of our city, which honestly helps a great deal. So, I urge the company to continue operating as it has been with its good-neighbor policy.” Declarations made by Professor Clemente Quincho Panez, Provincial Mayor of Yauli – La Oroya.

“I think the company, the community, and the state can all work together hand-in-hand and make our dreams of progress and development for our people come true. Dr. Juan Carlos Huyhua: my acknowledgement to you for the approach that you are taking… for being able to be able to support all the communities.” Mr. Filomeno Aylas, President of the Community of Huayhuay, upon the delivery of Hampshire Down livestock.

“The last years with Doe Run Peru have been the best experience, because I have been imbued with the labor philosophy that the company has implemented, especially the safety programs, which help the workers a lot. What has affected me the most is (Doe Run’s) compliance with the PAMA (environmental improvement program) because I have seen the company put a lot of effort into improving the environment and helping the communities, which had been forgotten. But Doe Run Peru has made them a priority in the last few years.” Vidal Pena Huaringa, worker in the testing plant, 33 years of experience

“The company has really made an effort to provide support in terms of infrastructure, in remodeling schools, and in installing bathrooms, which are just as good as those in the United States. The company has made a great contribution; the students are certainly the winners here, and, why not say so, the education sector as well.” Declarations made by Professor Edilberto García Centeno, Director of the Yauli – La Oroya Educational Management Unit.

To view these comments and other materials about our work in the community of La Oroya, Peru please visit us online at: http://www.doerun.com/whatwedo/laOroya.aspx

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